“What’s next, a downtown arena?”

Soul of the City ~ “What’s next, a downtown arena?”

Join AIACV, ASLA and ULI for a lively discussion on civic amenities in our region.

When: May, 30th from 5:45-7:30pm
Where: AIA Central Valley Gallery, 1400 S Street, Sacramento (Enter on 14th Street)

The event is FREE and open to anyone.

Click here to view the Soul of the City event flyer
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacSoul2012

For more information please email bcastro@ucdavis.edu

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Soul of the City is an engaging dialogue series between the public and the design profession on issues of importance to the community and the region with a focus on improving communication, understanding and collaboration. The series was formerly known as the 4th Wednesday Design Dialogue series. It is being run as a partnership between the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter and the California Sierra Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Soul of the City ~ “What’s next, a downtown arena?”

Soul of the City ~ “What’s next, a downtown arena?”

Join AIACV, ASLA and ULI for a lively discussion on civic amenities in our region.

When: May, 30th from 5:45-7:30pm
Where: AIA Central Valley Gallery, 1400 S Street, Sacramento (Enter on 14th Street)

The event is FREE and open to anyone.

Click here to view the Soul of the City event flyer
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacSoul2012

For more information please email bcastro@ucdavis.edu

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Soul of the City is an engaging dialogue series between the public and the design profession on issues of importance to the community and the region with a focus on improving communication, understanding and collaboration. The series was formerly known as the 4th Wednesday Design Dialogue series. It is being run as a partnership between the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter and the California Sierra Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Community News: ASLA 2013 Awards ~ Call for Entries

ASLA has released its 2013 Awards Call for Entries for professionals and students and we would like to encourage you to enter.

The prestige of the ASLA Awards programs relies on the high-caliber juries that are convened each year to review submissions. Members of this year’s Professional Awards jury are:

  • Thomas Oslund, FASLA, oslund.and.assoc, Minneapolis, Chair
  • James Burnett, FASLA, The Office of James Burnett, Solana Beach, CA
  • Meg Calkins, ASLA, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Jeffrey Carbo, FASLA, Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects, Alexandria, LA
  • Claude Cormier, ASLA, Claude Cormier + Associés Inc., Montréal
  • Kristina Floor, FASLA, SmithGroupJJR, Phoenix
  • David Kamp, FASLA, Dirtworks, PC, New York City
  • Nancy Levinson, Places Journal, San Francisco
  • Christian Zimmerman, FASLA, Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn

Members of the Student Awards jury are:

  • Mikyoung Kim, ASLA, Mikyoung Kim Design, Boston, Chair
  • Michael Blier, ASLA, Landworks Studio, Inc., Boston
  • Kerry Blind, FASLA, Pond & Company, Atlanta
  • James Coffman, ASLA, Coffman Studio, Tempe, AZ
  • Gina Ford, ASLA, Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
  • Lucy Lawliss, ASLA, National Park Service, Colonial Beach, VA
  • Peter Osler, ASLA, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
  • Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia
  • Cathy Simon, FAIA, Perkins + Will, San Francisco

Both the ASLA Professional and Student Awards feature five categories: General Design; Residential Design; Analysis and Planning; Communications; and Research. The Professional Awards also include The Landmark Award, while the Student Awards include the Student Community Service Award and Student Collaboration categories.

Entry forms and payment must be received by:

  • Friday, February 8, 2013, for ASLA Professional Awards
  • Friday, April 26, 2013, for ASLA Student Awards

Submission binders must be received by:

  • Friday, February 22, 2013, for ASLA Professional Awards
  • Friday, May 17, 2013, for ASLA Student Awards

Award recipients, their clients, and student advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston, November 15-18, 2013. The award-winning projects will be featured in a video presentation at the ceremony and on the awards website following the event. Professional award recipients receive featured coverage in the September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine and in many other design, construction industry and general-interest media. Student Award official entrants will receive a complimentary full registration to the 2013 annual meeting, and the official entrant for each project receiving an Award of Excellence (up to seven) will also receive travel and hotel accommodations for the meeting.

In need of inspiration? View the ASLA 2012 professional and student award-winning projects.

Community Event: Transforming Our Communities with LID

Date Posted: 09/18/2012
posted by: Gregg Bates

Transforming Our Communities with LID
Regional Low Impact Development Conference

When: October 25, 2012
Time: 8:30 – 4:00
Where: Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Boulevard

The agenda is shaping up for the fourth Low Impact Development (LID) conference organized by the American Basin Council of Watersheds.

• Keynote Speaker, Kevin Robert Perry, ASLA, Nevue Ngan Associates, Portland, Oregon known for innovative stormwater projects meld art, education, and ecological function.
• Darla Inglis (LID Initiative and UCD Extension) and Laura Podolsky (Local Government Commission) with strategies to overcome regulatory and institutional challenges for implementing LID.
• State Water Board staff will be on hand to discuss development and LID-related requirements of the new Phase II NPDES stormwater permit.
• Design professionals will present LID implementation case studies and technical experts will discuss LID performance and economics.
• LID planning and design tools – such as Sacramento County’s new River Friendly Landscaping Benefits Calculator.
• Current ideas for:
o Making LID serve several purposes
o Keeping projects simple for the biggest benefit
o Finding where the code most often needs work
o Engaging community leaders
o Measuring performance to adapt methods

Register now! – Attendance is limited to 200
http://www.drycreekconservancy.org/LID2012

ASLA hosts: Designing for Multiscalar Resiliency

Designing for Multiscalar Resiliency

ASLA will host, Kimberly Garza the co-founder of ATLAS Lab for a presentation on landscape ecology and infrastructure.

The presentation will explore the recent work of ATLAS, including the winning design proposal for the Catalyst: Sacramento Capital Mall Competition ‘Capitol Canopy’ as a means of establishing a genre of work that promotes resiliency in the relationship between urbanization, infrastructure and the environment. The presentation will touch upon methods of design grounded in cartography and historical studies to articulate the analysis and design of complex and dynamic ecological systems.

Click here for flyer

This event is FREE!

Time: 5:30 – 7:00
When: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Location: AIA CV Gallery, 1400 S St, Sacramento

Please RSVP to: marq@quadriga-inc.com

Reminder: AIACV, ASLA and SacMod Present ~ Film Night ~ Contemporary Days

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Please join AIACV, ASLA and SacMod for the film: Contemporary Days: Robin and Lucienne Day Design the UK.

Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin’s revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. Lucienne’s abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of postwar British consumers. The Days’ fresh design approaches, including their contributions to the Royal Festival Hall in 1951, helped fuel the artistic and commercial awakening that led Britain out of the devastation of World War II. Director Murray Grigor’s film traces the Days’ careers over more than eighty years from their long heyday as Britains leading designing couple to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados. (imdb.com)

When: April 12, 2012
Time: Please arrive at 6pm
Where: Sacramento Temporary Contemporary; 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, 95815
Cost: FREE!

Please register at:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239257

Refreshments provided by Patcraft

Click here for flyer

AIACV, ASLA & SacMod present: Film Night

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Please join AIACV, ASLA and SacMod for the film: Contemporary Days: Robin and Lucienne Day Design the UK.

Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin’s revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. Lucienne’s abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of postwar British consumers. The Days’ fresh design approaches, including their contributions to the Royal Festival Hall in 1951, helped fuel the artistic and commercial awakening that led Britain out of the devastation of World War II. Director Murray Grigor’s film traces the Days’ careers over more than eighty years from their long heyday as Britains leading designing couple to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados. (imdb.com)

When: April 12, 2012
Time: Please arrive at 6pm
Where: Sacramento Temporary Contemporary; 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, 95815
Cost: FREE!

Please register at:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239257 

Refreshments provided by Patcraft

 Click here for flyer

AIACV, ASLA and ACEC-CA host dinner with the President of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

Please join AIACV, ASLA and ACEC-CA on Wednesday, March 21st for a dinner meeting with guest speaker, Roger Neillo the President of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
             5:00 pm Board Meeting
             6:00pm Cocktails/Networking
             6:30pm General Membership Dinner

Where: The Sacramento Hilton, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA
Cost: AIA/ASLA/ACEC-CA Members: $35, Non-members: $50

 Click here for flyer

You may pay by cash or check at the door or register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2923384923

Or you may mail a check to:

ACEC-CA Sierra Chapter
C/O Debbie LoCicero
4604 Stonebriar Ct.
Antelope, CA 95843